Make Ahead

Roasted Corn Salsa

August 17, 2010
4 Stars
Author Notes

I saw this amazing red corn on the cob at the market and decided it would look beautiful in a nice corn salsa to go with the chimichurri carne asada tacos I was making that night. It was fresh, crunchy and delicious. —The Enchanted Cook

  • Serves 2-4
  • 1 cob of fresh red or yellow corn
  • 1 small heirloom tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 medium red onion, minced
  • 1 lime wedge, squeezed (juice only)
  • 2 tablespoons queso fresco, crumbled
In This Recipe
  1. Roast corn on the cob over open flame or on grill until lightly charred. Then cut corn from cob.
  2. In medium bowl, combine corn, tomato, jalapeno, cilantro, and onion. Add fresh squeezed lime juice and toss to coat. Crumble queso fresco over salsa and serve.
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11 Reviews

monkeymom August 23, 2010
So gorgeous! I hope to find corn like this, it's really lovely.
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The E. August 25, 2010
Thanks Monkeymom! I live in Southern California and the Gelson's Market here carries it. Hopefully you'll be able to find it!
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The E. August 21, 2010
Thanks all!
Sagegreen August 20, 2010
Love the corn you have used. It looks like pomegranate.
gingerroot August 23, 2010
It reminded me of pomegranate as well! In any case it is beautiful and I love the addition of the queso fresco.
Lizthechef August 18, 2010
Great photo and your salsa sounds easy and delicious!
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The E. August 18, 2010
Quick note: I made this again this evening and photographed. I discovered I didn't have any queso fresco on hand, so the photo does not depict. Also, I reduced the amount of minced red onion this time and adjusted the recipe accordingly.
TheWimpyVegetarian August 18, 2010
Oops! I hit the submit comment too quickly. I wanted to ask about the flavor of red corn. I've never had it.
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The E. August 18, 2010
Hi ChezSuzanne! It tastes just like yellow corn (not sweet). It's just really pretty, kind of striated. I'm going to make it again tonight (assuming I can still get it) and will post a pic.
TheWimpyVegetarian August 18, 2010
Yum! Sounds delicious!
dymnyno August 18, 2010
Sound great...I love the flavor of freshly roasted corn ; really punches the flavor quotient up a few!